Communication

Science, Art, Politics



METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.



MOST ACTIVE

A: my-hair ~ B: a-mood-ring
Writer: Emma Lord --Date: August 25, 2016

A: my-hair ~ B: weather-hygrometer
Writer: Katrina Wynne, MA --Date: August 25, 2016

A: my-hair ~ B: wool
Writer: Tami --Date: August 25, 2016


A: my-hair ~ B: an-antenna
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 25, 2016

A: us-constitution ~ B: the-walmart-store
Writer: Naseem Nouhpisheh --Date: August 25, 2016

A: business ~ B: fishing
Writer: Dan Boudreau --Date: August 24, 2016


A: mitochondria ~ B: a-battery
Writer: Bill Dallin --Date: August 24, 2016

A: a-lipid ~ B: the-water-of-a-lake-for-protein-boats
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 24, 2016

A: olympic-figure-skating ~ B: mean-girls
Writer: ELIZA THOMPSON --Date: August 24, 2016


A: javascript ~ B: play-doh
Writer: Mattias Petter Johansson --Date: August 24, 2016

A: a-black-hole ~ B: smouldering-embers-in-a-dying-fire
Writer: Anonymous Economist --Date: August 24, 2016

A: smooth-endoplasmic-reticulum ~ B: smooth-road
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 24, 2016


A: electric-field ~ B: the-dimple-invaginating-in-a-donut
Writer: DAN --Date: August 24, 2016

A: college-football ~ B: a-shoot-day-in-acting
Writer: Anthony Hill --Date: August 24, 2016

A: family ~ B: zoo
Writer: Kylie Young --Date: August 24, 2016


A: central-nervous-system ~ B: tree
Writer: Wes Penre --Date: August 24, 2016

A: central-nervous-system ~ B: an-internet
Writer: AlanFromWichita --Date: August 24, 2016

A: nucleolus ~ B: a-machine-tool-manufacturer
Writer: OKIM IM --Date: August 24, 2016


A: nucleolus ~ B: carpenter-s-union
Writer: trophyhunter1 --Date: August 24, 2016

A: relational-database ~ B: a-garage
Writer: Dave Ensor --Date: August 24, 2016

A: breaking-up ~ B: getting-stitches-without-painkillers
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 24, 2016


A: a-one-size-fits-all-resume ~ B: junk-mail
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 24, 2016

A: a-neuron ~ B: tree
Writer: Ken Collins --Date: August 24, 2016

A: temporal-lobe ~ B: coaches-headsets
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 24, 2016


A: neuron ~ B: toilet
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 24, 2016

A: brain-physiology ~ B: chemical-analysis
Writer: James Patrick Condon --Date: August 24, 2016

A: diabetes ~ B: a-marriage
Writer: Donna Gibson --Date: August 24, 2016


A: diabetes ~ B: a-three-way-balancing-act
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 24, 2016

A: cell ~ B: criminal-rehabilitation-center
Writer: Mary Eddy --Date: August 24, 2016

A: cell ~ B: soccer-team
Writer: AMANI AND SAM VANG --Date: August 24, 2016


A: death ~ B: insect
Writer: Emily Dickinson --Date: August 24, 2016

A: family ~ B: peanut-brittle
Writer: Adam Levine --Date: August 24, 2016

A: non-renewable-energy ~ B: a-bucket-of-popcorn
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 24, 2016


A: family ~ B: zoo
Writer: Kylie Young --Date: August 23, 2016

A: a-ribosome ~ B: a-vice-combined-with-a-welding-torch
Writer: mattyflynn --Date: August 23, 2016

A: systemic-osmoregulation ~ B: feedback-loop
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 23, 2016


A: climate-change ~ B: disaster-in-slow-motion
Writer: Steve Connor --Date: August 23, 2016

A: cytoskeleton ~ B: the-wood-frame-of-a-house
Writer: Kim Middleton, Ph.D --Date: August 23, 2016

A: cytoskeleton ~ B: roaler-coaster-frame
Writer: Chris "Bama" Fronczek --Date: August 23, 2016


A: chromosome ~ B: ball-of-bound-wool
Writer: Chris Shaw --Date: August 23, 2016

A: enzyme ~ B: match-maker
Writer: Steve Hammack --Date: August 23, 2016

A: family ~ B: a-jungle
Writer: YoungBeau, Greensboro, NC --Date: August 23, 2016


A: brain-physiology ~ B: chemical-analysis
Writer: James Patrick Condon --Date: August 23, 2016

A: evolution ~ B: tornado-assembling-a-747
Writer: Jann Burner --Date: August 23, 2016

A: catalyst ~ B: a-cutting-tool
Writer: Eric Maass --Date: August 23, 2016


A: biofilm ~ B: a-slime-home
Writer: Tom Rickey --Date: August 23, 2016

A: calvin-cycle ~ B: sugar-factory-within-a-chloroplast
Writer: Michael Hu --Date: August 23, 2016

A: descending-axon-of-the-bipolar-cell ~ B: a-thin-pipe-with-narrow-space
Writer: Michael A. Fox, Editor --Date: August 23, 2016


A: neuropeptide ~ B: the-classic-neurotransmitters
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 23, 2016

A: neuropeptide ~ B: wine-the-production
Writer: Lloyd Fricker --Date: August 23, 2016

A: organelles ~ B: isolated-test-tubes
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 23, 2016


A: the-mitochondria ~ B: laptop-battery
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 23, 2016

A: electricity ~ B: water
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 23, 2016

A: chromatography ~ B: a-soap-opera-wedding
Writer: William Pirkle --Date: August 23, 2016


A: sex ~ B: fire
Writer: Michael Fackerell --Date: August 23, 2016

A: nucleolus ~ B: the-king-in-the-game-of-chess
Writer: Hunter Isbell --Date: August 22, 2016

A: golgi-apparatus ~ B: post-office
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 22, 2016


A: family ~ B: zoo
Writer: Kylie Young --Date: August 22, 2016

A: cell-nucleus ~ B: city-hall
Writer: Shannen L --Date: August 22, 2016

A: crime ~ B: disease
Writer: Ed Yong --Date: August 22, 2016


A: covalent-bond ~ B: spring
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 22, 2016

A: a-neuron ~ B: toilet
Writer: Gidi Shemer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill --Date: August 22, 2016

A: hurt-feelings ~ B: sensitive-skin
Writer: God --Date: August 22, 2016


A: student-loan ~ B: inhaling-asbestos
Writer: Zac Bissonnette --Date: August 22, 2016

A: central-nervous-system ~ B: tree
Writer: Wes Penre --Date: August 22, 2016

A: roman-catholicism ~ B: a-bat
Writer: C. H. SPURGEON --Date: August 22, 2016


A: immunotherapy ~ B: team-of-psychologist
Writer: Mama Shama --Date: August 22, 2016

A: cell-nucleus ~ B: hard-drive-that-contains-the-software
Writer: Not Stated --Date: August 22, 2016

A: php ~ B: the-cook
Writer: Anca --Date: August 22, 2016


A: skin ~ B: a-sponge
Writer: Rita Lee --Date: August 22, 2016

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